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Friday, October 30, 2015

Always a fun time on Richmond Hill

My family doc is in Thornhill (I used to live in Unionville and once you find a good doc, you keep him/her -- despite the distance). Yesterday, as I have done twice before over the past five years, I took the Richmond Hill train to Langstaff.

The Richmond Hill people were notorious for lining up like preschool children when they used to board on Platform 4 -- all that was missing was the rope. Now that they board on Platform 13, either there's not enough room, or the train arrives earlier, but the lines have disappeared. On the train, I was seated across from a woman with her nose buried in a Kindle in the Quiet Zone. Somewhere around Oriole, I sneezed. This woman looked up, shushed me, and went back to her eBook.

Pardon?

I glared at her. She never looked up but I couldn't believe it... wow. That's pretty metal right there.

After we left Old Cummer, people began to get up and line up for what I wrongly assumed was for Langstaff, which is where I was getting off. I stood in the aisle behind a line of people who were also stacked going down the stairs. We arrive at Langstaff and the line doesn't move. I wait. Nothing happens. The hell?

The doors are closing announcement is made and I flipped out. Goddamn DOOR DONKEYS! So I launched myself down the stairs, body slammed some guy standing at the bottom near the doors and pushed my way through the doors seconds before they shut behind me. Pissed, I whirled around and gave the double gun salute to the people on that coach, blocking the doors, as the train pulled away.

They deserved it. Anyone who does this crap deserves it.

11 comments:

George said...

You could be my best friend. I too have had to bash my way though the donkeys at my stop. You were more polite that i was.

C.J. Smith said...

I seriously wanted to set things on fire. Commuter rage. I have it.

Nora1968 said...

I'm still at the part where the woman shushed you for SNEEZING...

C.J. Smith said...

^ I just CANNNNNNNNNNNNN'T.

Anonymous said...

Not sure which cart he/she was on but since the last 4 coaches don't open at Richmond Hill, everyone just pile themselves at the ones that do open.
it's crazy....

C.J. Smith said...

I was in the third one behind the locomotive. I guess this was part of the problem. I'll know for next time to sit on top of the train.

Skin Man said...

I wonder if it would help if the CSA made announcements at notorious stops to not block the aisles, stairs or doors if you are not detraining?

Glad you got off!

Anonymous said...

The folks at the Richmond Hill station are pretty fanatical about their sprint from the train to the parking lot. Maybe one day I will film it, then play it slow motion with the Chariots of Fire theme...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The folks at the Richmond Hill station are pretty fanatical about their sprint from the train to the parking lot. Maybe one day I will film it, then play it slow motion with the Chariots of Fire theme...

Maybe the Rocky theme would be a fitting song for that :-)

Lori said...

Anonymous at 9:39 and 11:24pm, DO IT!!! Either way you can't lose, lol.

Vanessa Medina said...

I like that we line up for the train in Brampton. Maybe it's just me? It seems we get on quicker than if it were a free-for-all. Maybe that's just my Northern Ontario upbringing.